Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

Department of Mathematics

Bethune College : Chemistry Department

Course Details

Three years Honours Degree Course (C.U. Syllabus).
Two Year General Degree Course to cater to Honours Students (C.U. Syllabus) of other Science subjects.
Two year( four Semester ) Post-Graduate Course started from 2015-06 academic session. (Affiliated to the University of Calcutta).

Special papers offered to PG Students

  • Dynamical system.
  • Advanced Real Analysis and Advanced Complex Analysis.


About PG Dept:

The Post Graduate Department of Mathematics at Bethune College, Kolkata started in 2007. Eminent scholars like Professor M. K. Sen, Professor Shobhakar Ganguly, Late Professor Jyoti Das and Late Professor Somesh Bagchi extended their hands of cooperation to the PG Department in its formative stage. Presently 21 teachers are engaged in the Department in different capacities, including full-time teachers and distinguished retired professors from Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, Burdwan University, North Bengal University and Indian Statistical Institute. Two teachers retired from the Department have extended their help in conducting classes on honorary basis.

The Department offers a two-year four-semester degree course and enjoys academic autonomy. With admitting capacity 16, the Department has a very high teacher-student ratio. The M.Sc. syllabus includes vocational papers like Actuarial Sciences, upcoming subjects like Dynamical Systems, Computer Programming and Problem solving through MATLAB and C++ in its curriculum. Eight elective papers are offered in the course, which are all very modern. The Department is well-equipped with mathematical-computational laboratories (one funded by DST-FIST) and modern tools including smart classroom-cum-gallery for organizing seminars and interactive sessions. The students are guided for their final dissertations in various upcoming and application-based topics from Pure and Applied Mathematics. The students visit state and national level institutes and libraries in and around Kolkata for their work. The main aim of the dissertation projects remains motivation of students towards independent research.

Being a part of the Department has always been very encouraging and advantageous and it remains a landmark in the career of its students.


Research and Extension Activities

Seminar on Ramanujan on 22nd January, 2013. Resource Person: Dr. M. K. Sen, Retired Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, C.U. PG students also gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Life and Work of Ramanujan.

Seminar on History of Mathematics on 18th September, 2013. Resource Person: Dr. P. K. Majumdar, Professor of Rabindra Bharati University.

Seminar on Graph Theory on 9th January, 2014. Resource Person: Dr. Shamik Basu, Associate Professor, Vivekananda University.

Seminar on History of Integration on 9th January, 2014. Resource Person: Prof. D. K. Ganguly, Retired Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, C.U.

Seminar on recent trend of Mathematics on 13th February ,2017. Resource Person : Prof M N Mukherjee, Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, C.U. Prof. S M Srivastava,ISI(Math & Stat)

Senior Faculties are also engaged in the research work as Supervisor for their Ph D scolars

Some Junior Teachers are engaged in Research Work for the completion of their Ph D Degree under different University


  • Two well-equipped Computer Laboratories with 32 computers with Scanners and Printers.
  • Software's: , MATLAB, LATEX, LINUX, C, C++
  • Laptop, Plasma TV and LCD projector.
  • Lamination Machine, Photocopier.
  • Internet facility & LAN connection are available.
  • One virtual Class Room with Smart Board.

Departmental Prizes/Scholarships

  • Netaji Prize
  • Minati Naskar Memorial Prize
  • Sushil Kr Banerjee Memorial Prize
  • Abha Bose memorial prize
  • Ranu Some Memorial Prize
  • Santosh Kumar Dutta Memorial Gold Medal securing First class First position in Mathematics in M.Sc. Examination 2017 from Bethune College
  • Radharani Dutta Silver Medal for securing First class Second position in Mathematics in M.Sc. Examination 2017 from Bethune College
  • Shantilata basu ray memorial gold medal for highest proficiency in mathematics honours in examination
  • Kusum kumari sengupta memorial prize for highest proficiency in mathematics honours
  • Binapani and bimanbehari chaudhuri memorial scholarships on merit cum need basis for 1 second year and 1 third year student in mathematics


Department News


PG Sem-II(2018) classes will be dissolve probably on 31 st may 2018.

PG Sem-IV (2018) classes will be dissolve probably on 15th may 2018

PG sem-II &IV Exam will be held on June ,2018.

PG Sem-IV Practical Exam will be held on last week of June,2018

PG Sem-IV Project Work will be held on 1st week of July,2018

Results :


In 2017, out of 25 students 17 got first class( one of them Secured 3rd Rank in University)

In 2016, out of 21 students 12 got first class.

In 2015, out of 25 students 18 got first class.

In 2014, out of 21 students 17 got first class


P G In 2017,out of 15 students 14 got first class.

In 2016, out of 15 students 13 got first class.

In 2015, out of 15 students 14 got first class.

In 2014, out of15 students14 got first class

Students Section

  • The Department encourages the students to pursue higher Education and research.

  • Students participate in several co-curricular activities in Annual Fest of the College, Aalap and have won several prizes. They are involved in NSS of the College.

  • Student participation in Seminars and exhibitions outside College: Students were participated in UGC Sponsored National Seminar .

  • Student's seminar: Seminars are conducted every year by UG and PG students on different topics of their choice with relevance to the subject.